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An accident is an undesired event which results in personal injury, damage or loss. Accidents include:

  • Loss of life or major injury to a person on board or when a person is lost from a vessel;
  • The actual or presumed loss of a vessel, its abandonment or material damage to it;
  • Stranding or collision;
  • disablement and also material damage caused by a vessel.

Related Terms


Case of death or serious injury to a person in an accident or shipping disaster, also said of a distressed vessel


The area where the event, e.g. an accident has happened.


Immediate care given to a casualty at the scene of an accident prior to obtaining advanced medical support.


Marine Accident Reporting Scheme


Marine Accident Investigation Branch


A summary or copy of something written-used in conjunction with Log Books and shipping papers during accident investigations.

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